Hip-hop legend Slick Rick has finally been granted U.S citizenship. The United Kingdom rapper, born Rick Walters was sworn in as a U.S citizen during a ceremony on Friday (April 15) in New York. Slick Rick, came to the U.S at the age of 11 and has tried for many years to become a citizen despite having an attempted murder charge.
The rapper who is known for his art of storytelling served five years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted murder in 1991. Rick claimed self-defense in the shooting of his cousin Mark Plummer. Immigration officials kept a close eye on the rapper and attempted to deport him in 2001 after being detained in Florida, stating that having a felony record prevented him from residing in the U.S.
Legendary radio personality Doug Banks passed away early yesterday (Monday, April 11th, 2016) at the age of 57 from diabetic related complications.
The Doug Banks Morning Show, hosted by Banks along with DeDe McGuire, rose to become one of the top-rated syndicated urban programs in America. In 2008, Banks re-launched his nationally syndicated morning show in afternoon drive under the new name ‘The Ride with Doug and DeDe.’ In 2010, Doug’s show again found a new home with American Urban Radio Networks, changing its name back to ‘The Doug Banks Show.’ The show’s flagship station is WVAZ in Chicago and airs in many markets across the country.
Over the years, Doug has received numerous radio awards, including being honored at the 12th Annual Living Legends Foundation Gala in New York City for his outstanding achievements and contributions as a trailblazer in the radio entertainment community.
Please continue to keep his family and friends in prayer
Janet Jackson is receiving a lot of backlash after the 49 year old singer delayed her tour yet again. Jackson took to her social media yesterday to announce she is delaying her tour so that her and her husband Wissam Al Mana could start planning a family. She didn’t go into detail, but she did say she has doctor’s orders to rest up. Check out the video below.
Best wishes to Janet & Wissam!
Michael Vick’s younger brother Marcus Vick is currently being held in Newport News City Jail. According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, Vick was arrested on Monday after assaulting a police officer. The incident occurred at around 3:30pm when an officer was attempting to arrest Vick for an outstanding warrant for contempt of court in Montgomery County, Va. Court documents says that Vick, pushed the officer and fled after the officer attempted to arrest him inside a business, damaging a door on his way out. He is being charged with one count each of resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, destruction of property and felony assault on a law enforcement officer.
A lawyer representing Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight, Jr. filed court documents on Monday (April 4th) alleging that legendary producer, Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, worked in cahoots with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in effort to murder Knight. The incident occurred in 2014 when Knight was shot 7 times while attending an after party for the Video Music Awards in Los Angeles nightclub 1OAK. Continue reading
G-Unit rapper Young Buck could be headed back to jail for allegedly violating the terms of his probation. According to documents reported on by TheJasmineBrand.com, prosecutors want to throw the rapper back in jail after he threatened his baby momma fiance and for failing a drug test . Prosecutors claim Young Buck and another man got into a heated text exchange, after the man accused him of being a deadbeat dad and demanded he pay his back child support owed to one of his daughters. During the text message exchange Young Buck threatened to slap and beat up the man asking his where he was at. Continue reading
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died, according to Ford’s chief of staff, Dan Jacobs.
Source: Crack-smoking former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dead at 46
I know everyone is wondering the same thing what the hell is wrong with Katt Williams, I know I am smh. Earlier this month, Katt was accused of holding five women at gunpoint and stealing their phones, arrested for allegedly attacking his own bodyguard, and back in February he was arrested for punching a store clerk in Gainseville, Georgia. Not to mention, he was jumped on stage following a bizarre sequence of events during a Beanie Sigel show in Philadelphia. Now the comedian is being accused of torturing and imprisoning a female.